Harrowing pictures of bruised and bloodied children fleeing from hellfire in Gaza and Israel show the devastating impact of the conflict which has killed over 1,500 people in just three days.
Hamas leaders last night threatened to execute civilian hostages if Israel continues its retaliatory airstrikes against Gaza.
The military wing of the Islamist group said it would kill a captive any time homes were hit ‘without prior warning’.
Israel has been pounding Gaza from the air after Hamas launched a surprise terror attack on Saturday, killing more than 900 people and seizing about 130 more. Authorities in Gaza said Israel’s airstrikes had hit a refugee camp, a hospital and mosques, and had killed 687 people and injured a further 2,900.
As the bloody conflict enters its fourth day, shocking photos from the ground provide a horrifying insight into the atrocities taking place as both sides continue to trade blows and lives, with innocent children and civilians caught in the middle.
Desperate parents have been pictured cradling their children as they run through war-torn areas in search of medical assistance.
Other photos show bruised children receiving medical aid in hospitals, while young kids have been seen looking lost as they navigate through the rubble and clamber through the billowing smoke to safety.